Farsa y artificio:  Melanie Smiths exhibition at the MACBA

Melanie Smith's exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) is a monographic exhibition organized around seven juxtaposed thematic nuclei that record the trajectory of Venezuelan British music from the early nineties to the present. The rooms have more than 120 works by Smith, thus becoming the largest exhibition dedicated to the artist's career.

Farsa y artificio: Melanie Smiths exhibition at the MACBA

Crisis Galería: today inaugurates Trapos (Rags), the individual exhibition of Javier Bravo de Rueda

The exhibition that opens Crisis, the Peruvian gallery, follows a deep mental process. The work itself is a transition by itself as part of the idea of collage. From the university, Javier Bravo de Ruedas has had an intense link with this technique over the years. However, on this occasion, the artist expiates that exhausting memory of the millions of pieces of paper that he had to cut throughout his career, treating the collage as an alternative to the process he follows in other projects of his artistic practice: on the one hand, to the detailed planning required by ceramics, with careful sketches and modeling and, on the other hand, his paintings on canvas, where he elaborates an abstraction full of symbols.

Crisis Galería: today inaugurates Trapos (Rags), the individual exhibition of Javier Bravo de Rueda

An intergenerational exhibition dedicated to graphic art takes place at the National Museum of the Estampa (Mexico)

At the Museo Nacional de la Estampa (Munae), in Mexico, two exhibitions express the creative freedom of graphic artistic experiences of today. Hacia un poliedro perfecto: Siete lustros del Taller Gráfica Bordes (Towards a perfect polyhedron: Seven decades of the Bordes Graphic Workshop) and La Trampa Gráfica Contemporánea, give testimony of 35 years of history of an emblematic space dedicated to the art of engraving and printing. Until July 15th, the Mexican Fine Arts venue invites all those who wish to appreciate the contemporary graphic and editorial creation of their country.

An intergenerational exhibition dedicated to graphic art takes place at the National Museum of the Estampa (Mexico)

Contemporary art takes the Tranque Cultural Center

For the first time, at the Tranque Cultural Center in Chile, a show dedicated to contemporary art is presented. Narrativas – Colección Pedro Montes (Narratives - Pedro Montes Collection) presents paintings, photographs, objects, drawings, sculptures, installations and video installations created by Latin American artists that address common issues such as marginality, violence and racism throughout history.

Contemporary art takes the Tranque Cultural Center

Ph: Bruno Dubner

At the Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT), in Argentita, the closing of the Artists Program, which is proposed every year, is held. The series began last week with the feature film Reel, by Ariel Chezses, and the exhibition Ya nos estamos yendo (We are already leaving). The closing will have place on June 23rd with the curatorial project Lo que mueve la quietud (What moves the stillness), cured by Gonzalo Lagos and Guillermina Mogan. As a manifesto of the exhibition, the artists involved in the program wrote: "This final exhibition of the Artists Program tries to present the experiences and affections that go through last year. It is, therefore, to propose a setting in the abyss that problematizes, with a series of fluctuating energies, our coexistence for a year and a half. That is, with a compendium of antagonistic passions that we share, from love to sadness, from laughter to tears, and that were gradually inscribed in our body"

Final Exhibition of the Artists Program 2017 at Torcuato Di Tella University, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pampa 2015, Óleo sobre tela.

Once again the Instituto Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) houses the works of the Peruvian painter Ricardo Wiesse, this time at the Germán Krüger Espantoso room, in Miraflores. In this opportunity Wiesse presents his last decade artworks: medium and large format abstract canvas, painted stones, figurative landscapes of the Limean coast, oil paintings and paper drawings. Década Reciente (Recent Decade) opens on Thursday 14th and will be until July 22nd.

Once again, Ricardo Wiesse presents at the ICPNA

Norma Bessouet (1940-2018)

(OBITUARY)

The disappearance of Norma Bessouet on June 11 in Buenos Aires indicates an important loss for Argentine art that can not and should not be overlooked. A colorful teacher, illustrator and portrait painter, owner of a captivating lyricism, goldsmith of art and alchemist of painting and engraving as the masters with whom she perfected herself in Italy and England after graduating from the Prilidiano Pueyrredón in 1967, Bessouet spent for Spain to settle in New York where she lived between 1981 and 2015 when she returned to Buenos Aires.  

Norma Bessouet (1940-2018)

Isabel Aninat presents Fronteras Naturales, by Mateo Maté

From June 13, at the Isabel Aninat Gallery, Mateo Maté presents Fronteras Naturales (Natural Frontiers). For the first time in Chile, the Spanish artist performs an individual exhibition in which the viewer is placed at the center of the dilemma of physical borders and territorial limits, and where geography is at the service of politics when it is established as a natural barrier and an excuse to exercise sovereignty over a certain territoriality.

Isabel Aninat presents Fronteras Naturales, by Mateo Maté

Anni Albers fotografiada en 1930 por Josef Albers

At the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Düsseldorf, a retrospective of the German artist Anni Albers (1899-1994) occupies the halls. Born in Berlin, Albers was a multifaceted artist who established weaving as an art form and united this ancient cultural technology with modern artistic practices.

Anni Albers, a key figure for modern art, has her own retrospective at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum

Desórdenes sistémicos: from Chile to Argentina at the Matta Cultural Center

Desórdenes sistémicos (Sistemic disorders) is an exhibition organized and coordinated by SÍSMICA (a public-private initiative that seeks to strengthen the presence and promotion of the Chilean visual arts in the world), the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of Chile and ProChile, which proposes an approach to one of the most active and dynamic scenes of Latin American art today. The exhibition takes place at the Matta Cultural Center, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Desórdenes sistémicos: from Chile to Argentina at the Matta Cultural Center

Amazonia,by Roberto Huarcaya , at Rolf gallery in Buenos Aires

In the year 2014, the Peruvian artist, psychologist and photographer, Roberto Huarcaya –along with other artists- started a trip to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park located in the region of Puno, Peru. However, faced with the impossibility of representing the emotions and reactions that the forest provoked to him, Huarcaya went back about seven times more to the reserve. The result: Amazonia. The series of photograms will be presented at Rolf gallery from June 14 to July 27.

Amazonia,by Roberto Huarcaya , at Rolf gallery in Buenos Aires

ARCOlisboa 2018: grows in quality

ARCOlisboa closes its 3rd edition with a very positive result: More visitors, more galleries, more exhibitions in the city, more collectors invited, but most of all, it has been its best edition due to the universal feedback regarding the quality of the projects presented by the galleries.

ARCOlisboa 2018: grows in quality

Una Nueva Era, Iosu Aramburu, óleo sobre yute, 184×140

Una Nueva Era (A New Era), the solo show of th Peruvian artis Iosu Aramburu will take place tomorrow at the Museum of Art of San Marcos (MASM).

Una Nueva Era: Iosu Aramburu at the Museum of Art of San Marcos

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A Visibility Matrix, by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

The Douglas Hyde Gallery presents, today, an ambitious new artwork that explores the politics and conditions of visibility. Initiated by Dublin-based artists and long-term collaborators, Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, A Visibility Matrix assembles contributions from a distributed panel of artists, film-makers and others within a synchronised, multi-channel video installation that will be presented for the first time in Gallery 1 of The Douglas Hyde Gallery. 

A Visibility Matrix, by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

 Teresa Margolles presents Sutura at the daadgalerie, in Berlin

As part of the Lange Nacht der Ideen 2018, organised by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Teresa Margolles presents her solo show Sutura. The exhibition brings together two new projects of the artist, product of her stay in Berlin: Los Otros (The Others) and La Gran América (The Great America).

Teresa Margolles presents Sutura at the daadgalerie, in Berlin

 The argentine artist, Leandro Erlich performs a major solo exhibition at the HOW Art Museum  in Shanghai

Created and produced by the Argentinean conceptual artist Leandro Erlich, Construction of Reality is an individual exhibition that brings together around thirty artworks: from large-scale interactive installations and optical illusions, to photography and video installations.

The argentine artist, Leandro Erlich performs a major solo exhibition at the HOW Art Museum in Shanghai

La India Contaminada, by Cecilia Vicuña

Until July 6th, the Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña presents at Lehmann Maupin a comprehensive exhibition of all her work (1969- 2017). In addition, the project La India Contaminada will be exhibited simultaneously at the Brooklyn Museum.

La India Contaminada, by Cecilia Vicuña

Americas Society and Council of the Americas present this wednesday, brickwork, by Pedro Zylbersztain

Brazilian artist Pedro Zylbersztain will perform brickwork, a physical record of the process of re/constitution of language. Unfolding as a 12" disc/book and a performance, it is based on a circular text that regards language use as a permanent building site.

Americas Society and Council of the Americas present this wednesday, brickwork, by Pedro Zylbersztain

HEDERA, de Grimanesa Amorós. Ph: cortesía de BRIC

Tomorrow, June 5th, BRIC organization inaugurates Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós HEDERA. As part of its fortieth anniversary, BRIC- one of the biggest art and culture promoters of New York- commissioned the artist who lives in New York, a monumental light structure that will be installed at the Prospect Park Bandshell as a special component of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

In the framework of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Grimanesa Amorós presents HEDERA

Redes Fantasmas. Ph: Galería OMR

Since May 24 until June 30th, the OMR Gallery in Mexico, presents the exhibition Ghost Nets by Julieta Aranda, held in two movements: The first movement of the exhibition takes place downstairs, the second, upstairs.

Julieta Aranda presents Ghost Nets at OMR Gallery, in Mexico

Fotografía de Celeste Ortiz

From June 20 to August 10, the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) in Washington will present Intimate Cartographies: an approach to interpersonal relationships project.

Intimate Cartographies: An Approach to Interpersonal Relationships

"Baños", de Edi Hirose

 On Wednesday 30th, the Peruvian photographer Edi Hirose inaugurated his solo exhibition ANANAY at Galería del Paseo, in Lima.

Galería del Paseo opens ANANAY, Edi Hirose solo exhibition

Ph: Alexander and Bonin

Since May 5th until June 23rd Eugenio Dittborn presents his Pinturas Aeropostales Recientes (Recent Airmail Paintings) at Alexander and Bonin, in New York. The exhibition consists of its most recent paintings in relation to this proyect.

Eugenio Dittborn: Recent Airmail Paintings

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has the great privilege of hosting the first major museum survey of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work to be presented in Canada or the United States.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Ph: Arte al Día

The artist Tania Candiani presents the project Four Acts with the participation of Ana María Montenegro, Mario Galeano, Luisa Ungar and Alberto Baraya at Espacio Ódeon, in Bogotá.

Tania Candiani presents Four Acts

ArteBA 2018 ended with major acquisitions

The week of arteBA 2018 was a celebration of art in Buenos Aires. A large number of public was invited to participate in a comprehensive program of activities that, for the first time, included free guided tours, workshops for children, live performances in various sections and talk and presentation programs among which topics such as collecting predominated , public and private support for art and feminism. 

ArteBA 2018 ended with major acquisitions

FLORA inaugurates 'Metrocuadrado' an exhibition by Natalia Gutiérrez

The artist Natalia Gutiérrez inaugurates 'Metrocuadrado' in FLORA, an exhibition that deals with the changes manifested in the facades of the San Felipe neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.

FLORA inaugurates 'Metrocuadrado' an exhibition by Natalia Gutiérrez

MACBA presents Melanie Smith: Farce and Artifice

MACBA presents Melanie Smith: Farce and Artifice, the largest and most comprehensive institutional exhibition of the artist’s work in Europe to date, encompassing the full breadth of media she has embraced from her early sculptural works, assemblages, reliefs and paintings to her work in video, photography and installation.

MACBA presents Melanie Smith: Farce and Artifice

arteBA 2018: two artists and one gallery winners of the prize in work

The winners of the 11th edition of the OBRA Prize organized by Joaquín Rodríguez and Abel Guaglianone were announced in Barrio Joven dearteBA, who, thanks to the generous collaboration of collectors and art enthusiasts, managed to raise a total amount of 240 thousand pesos and give three prizes of $ 80 thousand pesos to a gallery and two artists.

arteBA 2018: two artists and one gallery winners of the prize in work

Manuela Ribadeneira presents ‘Temblores armónicos. A menudo una advertencia’ at FLORA

FLORA announces the opening of the exhibition ‘Temblores armónicos. A menudo una advertencia’  by Manuela Ribadeneira next Thursday May 31.

Manuela Ribadeneira presents ‘Temblores armónicos. A menudo una advertencia’ at FLORA

arteBA 2018: discover all its sections

The new arteBA can be visited until Sunday May 27 at La Rural (Palermo, Buenos Aires). This year the fair renewed its commitment to the selection of curators and the sections of the fair in which more than 400 artists from more than 80 galleries from 27 cities participate, with enriching dialogues between emerging artists, established and proposals for performances, talks , debates and presentations. Below we describe each of its sections.

arteBA 2018: discover all its sections

Teresa Burga: Aleatory Structures opens at Migros Museum

the Peruvian artist Teresa Burga  inaugurates her exhibition ‘Aleatory Structures’ from  May 26 to August 12, 2018  at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

Teresa Burga: Aleatory Structures opens at Migros Museum

Banco Ciudad collaborates with the heritage of Argentine museums in arteBA

During the hours prior to the inauguration of the Arteba fair, the representatives of the Municipal Fine Arts Museums of Tandil; of contemporary art of Salta; and Contemporary Art of the South, in the municipality of Lanús; They visited the fair in search of new works to add to the heritage, through the new edition of the Matching Funds-Banco Ciudad program.

Banco Ciudad collaborates with the heritage of Argentine museums in arteBA

arteBA 2018 Inaugurated with an extensive  acquisitions program

arteBA 2018 was officially inaugurated with the presence of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Pablo Avelluto, Minister of Culture of the Nation, Enrique Avogadro, Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires with the president of arteBA Foundation, Alec Oxenford and Gabriel Martino, president of HSBC, Main Sponsor of the fair. During the inaugural event, the Head of Government referred to arteBA as the most important moment of the year for culture, Avelluto celebrated the modification of the law for the circulation of works of art, Enrique Avogadro stressed the great artistic potential of the city and Alec Oxenford thanked the private and state contribution to arteBA Foundation to carry out this event that brings together the main leaders of culture in the world.

arteBA 2018 Inaugurated with an extensive acquisitions program

Bernardo Paz: rise and fall of Brazilian art patron

Bernardo Paz, businessman and owner of Inhotim, one of the largest open-air contemporary museums in the world, located in Belo Horizonte (state of Minas Gerais). He was sentenced to nine years and three months in prison by the Brazilian justice.

Bernardo Paz: rise and fall of Brazilian art patron

Natalia Majluf leaves the direction of MALI to return to the investigation

Natalia Majuf resigned as director to take on new projects. The Lima Museum of Art has started a process of calling for the position of director of the museum.

Natalia Majluf leaves the direction of MALI to return to the investigation

arteBA opens its 27th edition with new proposals

 Hundreds of curators, galleries, artists, collectors and museum directors arrive in Buenos Aires from different parts of the country and the world to spend a week living the arteBA experience at one of the region’s leading fairs, renovated this year with new content and curators.

arteBA opens its 27th edition with new proposals

Rozana Montiel on the 16.Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - La Biennale di Venezia

The Mexican architect Rozana Montiel will participate in the 16th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura-La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Rozana Montiel on the 16.Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - La Biennale di Venezia

‘Surface’, the new public art installation by Artist Ivan Toth Depeña

Ivan Toth Depeña’s Surface is a new permanent, public art installation commissioned by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). Designed in collaboration with the REDLINE Design Group, Surface is located in the Cornelius Park and Ride comfort station.

‘Surface’, the new public art installation by Artist Ivan Toth Depeña

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists From El Museo del Barrio's Collection

Hunter East Harlem Gallery (HEHG) at Hunter College and El Museo del Barrio presents the exhibition QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio's Collection.

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists From El Museo del Barrio's Collection

Milton Becerra for the first time at  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Perú

Milton Becerra (Venezuela, 1951), one of the most versatile and prominent artists in Latin America, presents his work for the first time at the MAC Contemporary Art Museum in Lima, Peru.

Milton Becerra for the first time at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Perú

Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la terre de feu en Fondation Cartier

Este verano, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presenta Géométries Sud, Du Mexique à la Terre de Feu, una exposición que celebra la riqueza y los colores del arte latinoamericano. Desde el arte popular hasta el arte abstracto, desde la cerámica hasta la pintura corporal, la escultura, la arquitectura y la cestería, esta exposición sumerge al visitante en el corazón de la abstracción geométrica latinoamericana, desde el período precolombino hasta las creaciones más contemporáneas.

Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la terre de feu en Fondation Cartier

Juan Batlle Planas: the Surrealist Cabinet at the Cuenca Museum

Next Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. opens the exhibition 'The Surrealist Cabinet' by the Argentine artist Juan Batlle Planas in Cuenca, the Spanish abstract art museum.

Juan Batlle Planas: the Surrealist Cabinet at the Cuenca Museum

Faena Art Center presents 'En el Umbral' by Roger Hirons, winner of the 2016 Faena Prize

Faena Art Center announces the opening of the exhibition En el Umbral by  Roger Hiorns, winner of the Faena Prize for the Arts 2016. The artist was awarded $ 75,000 dollars for the creation of a new project in Faena Art Center Buenos Aires and on the premises of the Oceana Puerto Madero residential project on dike 2, in front of Faena Hotel Buenos Aires.

Faena Art Center presents 'En el Umbral' by Roger Hirons, winner of the 2016 Faena Prize

Call for Historical-Critical Essay. 50 years of the Art Biennial of Medellín

On the occasion of the fifty years of the first art Biennial in Medellín, and the celebrations related to the 40th anniversary of the founding of the newspaper EL MUNDO, the newspaper, with the support of the Ángel-Gómez Foundation, called a historical essay contest / critical on the subject: Art biennials and their impact on the art of Medellin and Colombia.

Call for Historical-Critical Essay. 50 years of the Art Biennial of Medellín

En defensa propia' by Enrique Ježik at Fundación Osde

This Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 pm opens In Own Defense, the solo exhibition of the artist Enrique Ježik curated by María Teresa Constantin at the Osde Foundation, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

En defensa propia' by Enrique Ježik at Fundación Osde

The exhibition 'Argentine Art: 100 years in the Castagnino Collection + macro' was inaugurated

More than four hundred works exhibited in the two venues give an account of the wide production of Argentine art in the last century.

The exhibition 'Argentine Art: 100 years in the Castagnino Collection + macro' was inaugurated

Pablo Helguera: La Austral, S.A. de C.V.

La Austral, S.A. de C.V. is a socially engaged offsite project by Pablo Helguera that transforms El Museo de Los Sures into a “storytelling dispensary,” a place where visitors can hear a range of live stories performed by a facilitator.

Pablo Helguera: La Austral, S.A. de C.V.

Chema Madoz in converation with journalist Antonio San José at Fundación Juan March

On Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Juan March Foundation continues the Conversations season at the Foundation; the journalist Antonio San José will talk with the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz.

Chema Madoz in converation with journalist Antonio San José at Fundación Juan March

Meet the gallerists: Art Basel interview with Catalina Casas

"I'm looking for innovation, a new language" comments Catalina Casas, director of the Colombian gallery Casas Riegner in an interview with Arte Basel to its new project Meet the Gallerists”

Meet the gallerists: Art Basel interview with Catalina Casas

Flora presents the workshop ‘El lugar de lo intangible en el arte’

Flora invites to participate in the workshop ‘El lugar de lo intangible en el arte’ by Lucas Ospina and Bernardo Ortiz.

Flora presents the workshop ‘El lugar de lo intangible en el arte’

Jorge Satorre: Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining is the first solo exhibition by Mexican artist Jorge Satorre (Mexico City, 1979) at REDAC, in the United States.  The commissioned installation by Satorre consists of a series of sculptures and drawings that collectively portray alternative and subjective historic narratives, developed by the artist in contrast to standard, institutional versions of events and hegemonic discourse.

Jorge Satorre: Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Artists who went to # 00Bienal were arrested in Havana and deported

Artists Coco Fusco, Gean Moreno and journalist Arlena Amaro, were deported.

Artists who went to # 00Bienal were arrested in Havana and deported

Signo 36 is presented at the Biennial of Havana with his Volume #00

Signo 36 is a concept of publication that germinates in the dark caused by that lost number of the magazine Signs that edited and directed, between 1969 and 1985, the Cuban poet, artist, publisher and folklorist Samuel Feijóo. Signs 36 is a project by Ernesto Oroza. Volume # 00 was edited by Ernesto Oroza and Clara Astiasarán.

Signo 36 is presented at the Biennial of Havana with his Volume #00

Multisensory exhibition of steel works arrives for the first time to Colombia

Aceros al Infinito is the international traveling exhibition of the Colombian sculptor Santiago Medina that will be installed in Medellín and Bogotá this month. From April 12, CES University will host the first stop of the international exhibition of monumental stainless steel sculptures which will then travel to New York, Miami, Los Angeles and London.

Multisensory exhibition of steel works arrives for the first time to Colombia

arteBA announced the launch of its 27th edition

arteBA Foundation announced at the MALBA the launch of the 27th edition of arteBA, with new proposals from curators and sections such as Stage, arteBA Children and Zoom.

arteBA announced the launch of its 27th edition

Maria Auxiliadora: Daily Life, Painting and Resistance at MASP

In the year dedicated to Afro-Atlantic histories  Museu de Arte de de São Paulo  presents the exhibition Daily Life, Painting and Resistance By Maria Auxiliadora (1935–1974).

Maria Auxiliadora: Daily Life, Painting and Resistance at MASP

Irene Kopelman’solo exhibition at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Irene Kopelman announces her solo show at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Roterdam, Netherlands. The exhibition brings together pieces from different projects: large scale paintings, drawin, watercolors ans sculptures; created between 1012 and 1016.

Irene Kopelman’solo exhibition at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

New edition of the 'Hilario III Experience' auction in Buenos Aires

Next Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 pm, the Hilario III Experience will be presented at the new Arts, Letters & Crafts Auction organized by Don Hilario in the City of Buenos Aires.

New edition of the 'Hilario III Experience' auction in Buenos Aires